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Our Model

Our Impact

Youth who participate in our programming stay in school and out of trouble

13%

Increase in confidence in leadership skills

25%

Increase in knowledge about life skills topics

40%

More likely to have done service projects in their community

2

Past Cameroon program participants employed as Community Leaders

1

Past Cameroon program participant playing collegiate soccer in the U.S.

2019 Program Summary

1,200

Youth participants

115

Girls

50

Junior leaders

16

Safe spaces created in neighborhoods

3

Cities in Cameroon

Numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

In Pittsburgh, the story of Haji Mada stands out as a great achievement. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Haji (age 16) is one of 4,000 refugees resettled in Pittsburgh over the last decade. He lives with his mother and three siblings in Northview Heights, a Pittsburgh neighborhood where you have the 1 in 11 chance of being a victim of crime — 234 percent higher than the national average.

But Haji is working hard to change his community. He is one of eight Open Field Youth Leaders determined to improve the quality of life for younger kids in their neighborhood of Northview Heights.